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La Destrución Creativa, Guillermo Arosemena 2010 SelectedWorks

La Destrución Creativa, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


¿Fue Bolívar Estadista?, Guillermo Arosemena 2010 SelectedWorks

¿Fue Bolívar Estadista?, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Developing Measures For Environmental Sustainability In Hotels: An Exploratory Study, Jie J. Zhang, Nitin Joglekar Ph.D., Rohit Verma Ph.D. 2010 Cornell University

Developing Measures For Environmental Sustainability In Hotels: An Exploratory Study, Jie J. Zhang, Nitin Joglekar Ph.D., Rohit Verma Ph.D.

Center for Hospitality Research Publications

Hoteliers’ efforts to improve the environmental sustainability of their operations would be promoted by having a consistent industry-wide measure for benchmarking current operations and tracking the effect of environmental sustainability initiatives. This type of measure can also assist external stakeholders, such as the hotel guests and regulatory entities, to gauge hotels’ environmental sustainability efforts. This report presents the results of an exploratory study that develops such a measure, using resource consumption records of 984 U.S. hotels over a period of eight years. The measure is based on an analysis of resource consumption–related expenses found in these hotels’ year-end ...


Determining Consumer Interest In Georgian Wines, Julie Ann Inderbitzen 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Determining Consumer Interest In Georgian Wines, Julie Ann Inderbitzen

Agribusiness

This study was done in order to determine if there is a demand in California for wines originating in the Eastern European Country of Georgia. A survey was used in order to collect primary data from 100 respondents in two locations. The surveys were conducted in Pleasanton, CA and in San Luis Obispo, CA and were later analyzed using surveymonkey.com Microsoft Excel 2008. The data was analyzed using chi square tests, independent t-tests as well as observed frequencies and charts. The tests were used to determine demographic data about California wine consumers and to measure their interest in wines ...


Marketing Analysis For Ruiz Foods Products In Convenience Stores, Kristin Gabrielle Noga 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Marketing Analysis For Ruiz Foods Products In Convenience Stores, Kristin Gabrielle Noga

Agribusiness

This study was undertaken to determine whether or not the location of convenience stores that are in close proximity to a freeway have an impact on the sales of Ruiz Foods products. Store audits were conducted in the months of January and February, 2010 using twenty convenience stores from two major convenience store chains that carried Ruiz Foods products: Johnny Quick and Circle K. As a sample for this study, six cities in California were used: Clovis, Fresno, Selma, Fowler, Dinuba, and Bakersfield. Store locations were selected by the company’s marketing department preferences. The store audits posed questions assessing ...


Urban Economic Base As A Catalyst For Movements In Real Estate Prices, N. Edward Coulson, Crocker H. Liu Ph.D., Sriram V. Villupuram 2010 Pennsylvania State University

Urban Economic Base As A Catalyst For Movements In Real Estate Prices, N. Edward Coulson, Crocker H. Liu Ph.D., Sriram V. Villupuram

Cornell Real Estate and Finance Working Papers

We examine the relation between housing prices in an MSA and its urban economic base. We create and employ new forward looking employment growth indices that measure the urban economic strength of an MSA and find that it accounts for a significant and sizeable portion of the house price movements in that MSA. We further partition the urban economic growth into growth by various industries and track the attribution of their growth to housing prices over time. We find that for some MSAs, home prices are driven by the same set of industries over time, whereas for others, home prices ...


Investing In Green Mutual Funds: Determining The Environmental Screens Applied In Actively Managed Funds, Brian V. Kelly 2010 Olivet Nazarene University

Investing In Green Mutual Funds: Determining The Environmental Screens Applied In Actively Managed Funds, Brian V. Kelly

Ed.D. Dissertations

Managers of environmentally focused mutual funds hold a leadership position with investors, and have an ethical responsibility to explain the environmental screens. The public filings of environmentally focused, actively managed funds were reviewed to determine what non-financial screening information was made public. Content analysis was conducted on the screening verbiage for environmental key words as a means of identifying screen passages within the prospectus. Quantitative analysis was conducted to determine the commonality of the holdings for environmentally focused funds. The results identified few patterns or search terms that could be effectively used on the textual content. The holdings had little ...


Changing The Course: Applying Sarbanes-Oxley To The Classroom, Maureen Francis Mascha, Michael D. Akers 2010 Marquette University

Changing The Course: Applying Sarbanes-Oxley To The Classroom, Maureen Francis Mascha, Michael D. Akers

Accounting Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Voluntary Green Power Market Forecast Through 2015, Lori Bird, Ed Holt, Jenny Sumner, Claire Kreycik 2010 National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Voluntary Green Power Market Forecast Through 2015, Lori Bird, Ed Holt, Jenny Sumner, Claire Kreycik

Publications (E)

Voluntary markets for renewable energy in which consumers purchase renewable energy from their electricity providers or from renewable energy certificate (REC) marketers have existed for more than a decade. Going forward, various factors will influence the development of these markets, including potential climate policies, state and federal renewable portfolio standards (RPS), renewable energy prices, the level of consumer interest in purchasing green power, and the interest on the part of utilities in offering new green options and in continuing to promote existing programs.

This report presents estimates of voluntary market demand for renewable energy or green power through 2015. The ...


Usage-Based Pricing Of Software Services Under Competition, Ram Bala, Scott Carr 2010 Santa Clara University

Usage-Based Pricing Of Software Services Under Competition, Ram Bala, Scott Carr

Operations Management & Information Systems

With the emergence of high speed networks, software firms have the ability to deploy ‘software as a service' and measure resource usage at the level of individual customers. This enables the implementation of usage-based pricing. We study both fixed and usage-based pricing schemes in a competitive setting where the firm incurs a transaction cost of monitoring usage if it implements usage-based pricing. Offering different pricing schemes helps to differentiate the firms and relax price competition, particularly at higher monitoring costs, even when competing firms offer the same service quality. However, the low usage customers acquired by offering usage-based pricing are ...


The Evolution And Unfolding Of Financial Globalisation, Dilip K. Das 2010 Bond University

The Evolution And Unfolding Of Financial Globalisation, Dilip K. Das

Globalisation and Development Centre

Extract:

Neither the concept nor the phenomenon of economic or financial globalization can be considered as novel. History of evolution and globalization of finance stretches over an extended period, ranging from its recorded origin in the villages of Mesopotamia 5,000 years ago to sparkling numbers on foreign exchange screens in the financial markets of today. The global economy has undergone several waves of rapid and sluggish globalization as well as de-globalization. As for the contemporary phase of globalization, many economic historians believe that it set off around 1980, although Mundell (2000) disagreed.


What Makes It So Great? An Analysis Of Human Resources Practices Among Fortune’S Best Companies To Work For, Timothy R. Hinkin, J. Bruce Tracey 2010 Cornell University

What Makes It So Great? An Analysis Of Human Resources Practices Among Fortune’S Best Companies To Work For, Timothy R. Hinkin, J. Bruce Tracey

Articles and Chapters

Although few hospitality organizations are listed in the annual survey of Fortune magazine’s one hundred best companies to work for, an analysis of companies with similar operating challenges provides clear direction for hospitality and service companies’ human resource practices. This study examined twenty-one companies, including one food-service firm (Starbucks) and three hotel chains (Four Seasons, Kimpton, and Marriott). The remainder of the companies analyzed were grocery and health care organizations, both of which share human resources issues with the hospitality industry, such as long operating hours, relatively high turnover, and relatively low pay. The innovative human resources practices isolated ...


Brand Rights And Hotel Management Agreements: Lessons From Ritz-Carlton Bali’S Lawsuit Against The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Chekitan S. Dev, John H. Thomas, John D. Buschman, Eric Anderson 2010 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Brand Rights And Hotel Management Agreements: Lessons From Ritz-Carlton Bali’S Lawsuit Against The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Chekitan S. Dev, John H. Thomas, John D. Buschman, Eric Anderson

Articles and Chapters

In this article, the authors consider the managerial implications of a recent lawsuit, P. T. Karang Mas Sejahtera v. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, in which a jury found for the plaintiff, the owner of the Ritz-Carlton Bali Resort and Spa, against the defendant, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC. Ritz-Carlton’s parent company, Marriott International, had previously formed a partnership with Bulgari S.p.A., the Italian luxury jewelry and accessories firm, to create Bulgari Hotels and Resorts, a new ultraexclusive line of luxury hotels. The first two Bulgari properties opened in Milan and Bali. Soon after the Bali project ...


Supply Chain Change Management: An Internal And B2b Relationship Perspective, Edward Sweeney 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Supply Chain Change Management: An Internal And B2b Relationship Perspective, Edward Sweeney

Practitioner Journals

No abstract provided.


Three Essays On Earnings Management, Financial Irregularities, And Capital Structure, Raunaq Sushil Pungaliya 2010 University of Iowa

Three Essays On Earnings Management, Financial Irregularities, And Capital Structure, Raunaq Sushil Pungaliya

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis comprises of three essays. The first essay is titled 'Do Acquiring Firms Manage Earnings?' and is co-authored with Professor Anand M. Vijh. The second essay is titled 'Do Firms Have a Target Leverage? Evidence from Credit Markets' and is joint work with Professors Anand M. Vijh and Redouane Elkamhi. The third is essay is single authored and titled 'Bondholder Wealth Effects of Fraudulent Reporting.'

In the first essay, we investigate possible earnings management by inflating discretionary accruals in a sample of 1,719 cash acquirers and 895 stock acquirers during 1989-2005. Following previous literature, we document higher ROA-matched ...


The Relationship Between Strategic Orientation, Growth Strategies, And Market Share Performance, Richard A. Heiens, Larry P. Pleshko 2010 University of South Carolina - Aiken

The Relationship Between Strategic Orientation, Growth Strategies, And Market Share Performance, Richard A. Heiens, Larry P. Pleshko

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Transnational Integration Regimes As Development Programs, Laszlo Bruszt, Gerald A. McDermott 2010 European University Institute

Transnational Integration Regimes As Development Programs, Laszlo Bruszt, Gerald A. Mcdermott

Faculty Publications

In drawing on recent advances in international and comparative political economy, this paper argues that diverging paths of institutional development among emerging market democracies are driven by the Transnational Integration Regimes (TIRs), in which a country is embedded.

As development programs, TIRs differ in their effectiveness not simply in terms of their incentives and largess and more in terms of their emphasis on building institutional capacities, empowering a variety of domestic state and non-state actors via multiplex methods of assistance and monitoring, and their ability to merge monitoring and learning at both the national and supra-national levels. We develop a ...


Capacity-Driven Pricing Mechanism In Special Service Industries, Lijian Chen, Suraj M. Alexander 2010 University of Dayton

Capacity-Driven Pricing Mechanism In Special Service Industries, Lijian Chen, Suraj M. Alexander

MIS/OM/DS Faculty Publications

We propose a capacity driven pricing mechanism for several service industries in which the customer behavior, the price demand relationship, and the competition are significantly distinct from other industries. According our observation, we found that the price demand relationship in these industries cannot be modeled by fitted curves; the customers would neither plan in advance nor purchase the service strategically; and the competition would be largely local. We analyze both risk neutral and risk aversion pricing models and conclude the proposed capacity driven model would be the optimal solution under mild assumptions. The resulting pricing mechanism has been implemented at ...


2010 May, Office of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. 2010 Morehead State University

2010 May, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives

Press releases for May of 2010.


The History Of Baccarat, Theodore Whiting 2010 Scholar

The History Of Baccarat, Theodore Whiting

Occasional Papers

The true origins of modern Baccarat are probably lost to history. The first time the game Baccarat (spelled Baccara) was mentioned in print by a contemporary observer was in the early 19th century. The written record that would document the origins and evolution of the game is, unfortunately, incomplete. However, a close examination of the available material reveals some interesting facts surrounding the history of Baccarat, including a much earlier date for its arrival in the United States, that validates its continuing study.


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